A Clinical Role of PET-MRI in Prostate Cancer?

Michael C.M. Gammel, Esteban L. Solari, Matthias Eiber, Isabel Rauscher, Stephan G. Nekolla

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Abstract

PET/MRI is a relevant application field for prostate cancer management, offering advantages in early diagnosis, staging, and therapy planning. Despite drawbacks such as higher costs, longer acquisition time, and the need for skilled personnel, the technical integration of PET and MRI provides valuable information for detecting primary tumors, identifying metastases, and characterizing the disease, leading to more accurate staging and personalized treatment strategies. However, PET/MRI adoption has been slow, but ongoing technological advancements and AI integration might overcome challenges and improve clinical utility. As precision medicine gains importance in oncology, PET/MRI's multiparametric data can tailor treatment plans to individual patients, providing a comprehensive assessment of tumor biology and aggressiveness for more effective therapeutic strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-140
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Nuclear Medicine
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024
Externally publishedYes

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